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Old 02-07-2006, 11:51 PM
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Instrument Type: Trumpet
Model: Modified/Custom
Brand or Maker: Harrelson (www.harrelsontrumpets.com)
Year built: 2005
Did you get it? No, it was my friend's.
What was so great about it? Check out the website and see for yourself!

You can go on http://www.harrelsontrumpets.com/testimony.htm to see my friend Tim Schlater with the trumpet. I actually played not the one in the pic but even a newer on. Also, you will see a little bit of the orch. that I played with a few times including th Messiah and other music.

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Awesome!! Sounds nice!
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Instrument Type: Violin
Model: Romanov
Brand or Maker: Romania (imported by Violins Etc)
Year built: 2004
Did you get it? Yes
What was so great about it?

I haven't played any 'great' instruments. But, when I was selecting a violin, I played on a lot of instruments in the 'beginner' / 'intermediate' range. This violin had the best overall sound of the models I tried. And, my particular instrument sounded better than some of the other of the same model. I ended up buying an 'intermediate' instrument as a beginner simply because the sound and projection was so good.
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Instrument Type: Violin
Model: Romanov
Brand or Maker: Romania (imported by Violins Etc)
Year built: 2004
Did you get it? Yes
What was so great about it?

I haven't played any 'great' instruments. But, when I was selecting a violin, I played on a lot of instruments in the 'beginner' / 'intermediate' range. This violin had the best overall sound of the models I tried. And, my particular instrument sounded better than some of the other of the same model. I ended up buying an 'intermediate' instrument as a beginner simply because the sound and projection was so good.



Sounds nice! If you don't care to you dont have to tell me I was just wondering what you spent on your violin. Because I see a lot of good violin out there for very good prices
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Sounds nice! If you don't care to you dont have to tell me I was just wondering what you spent on your violin. Because I see a lot of good violin out there for very good prices


http://www.violinsetc.com/violinset...Fid=RomOutfit01

The outfit is $1199...by itself the violin is $999

Their Hapsburg model sounded good, too, and is $699 for the outfit. However, I had to have this one. Just was the sound I wanted in an instrument.

By the way, here is the comparable viola:

http://www.violinsetc.com/violinset...%5Fid=Romanov02

$1300 by itself or $1499 as an outfit.

13" to 17.5"....wow. I'm not sure I've seen many 17" violas, let alone 17.5". That's seems huge. What is the 'average' size viola for an averaged sized player? 15.5"? 16"?

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http://www.violinsetc.com/violinset...Fid=RomOutfit01

The outfit is $1199...by itself the violin is $999

Their Hapsburg model sounded good, too, and is $699 for the outfit. However, I had to have this one. Just was the sound I wanted in an instrument.

By the way, here is the comparable viola:

http://www.violinsetc.com/violinset...%5Fid=Romanov02

$1300 by itself or $1499 as an outfit.

13" to 17.5"....wow. I'm not sure I've seen many 17" violas, let alone 17.5". That's seems huge. What is the 'average' size viola for an averaged sized player? 15.5"? 16"?
Consensus is 15"to 16.5". I play a 17" because I can. I haven't tried a 17.5".
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http://www.violinsetc.com/violinset...Fid=RomOutfit01

The outfit is $1199...by itself the violin is $999

Their Hapsburg model sounded good, too, and is $699 for the outfit. However, I had to have this one. Just was the sound I wanted in an instrument.

By the way, here is the comparable viola:

http://www.violinsetc.com/violinset...%5Fid=Romanov02

$1300 by itself or $1499 as an outfit.

13" to 17.5"....wow. I'm not sure I've seen many 17" violas, let alone 17.5". That's seems huge. What is the 'average' size viola for an averaged sized player? 15.5"? 16"?


Great price!! the Average size viola is... 16''
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Instrument Type: Violin
Model: Romanov
Brand or Maker: Romania (imported by Violins Etc)
Year built: 2004
Did you get it? Yes
What was so great about it?

I haven't played any 'great' instruments. But, when I was selecting a violin, I played on a lot of instruments in the 'beginner' / 'intermediate' range. This violin had the best overall sound of the models I tried. And, my particular instrument sounded better than some of the other of the same model. I ended up buying an 'intermediate' instrument as a beginner simply because the sound and projection was so good.
Do you know where in Romania?
My Viola was made in Reghin Romania.
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Do you know where in Romania?
My Viola was made in Reghin Romania.


No, I'm not sure. Their site just refers to Eastern Europe. I think when I bought it they mentioned that it was built in Romania, but now I can't find the specifics. Maybe I'll email and ask them the specifics. It has a lovely sound, even when it's me playing it . My teacher was playing on it a couple of weeks ago and I was really impressed with the sound.
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No, I'm not sure. Their site just refers to Eastern Europe. I think when I bought it they mentioned that it was built in Romania, but now I can't find the specifics. Maybe I'll email and ask them the specifics. It has a lovely sound, even when it's me playing it . My teacher was playing on it a couple of weeks ago and I was really impressed with the sound.
I was just looking at a website that has a Romanov Viola and it's quite simliar to what I have. http://www.violinsetc.com/violinset...pf_id=Romanov02
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